Armstrong's 1999 Tour samples to be used in investigation

Lance Armstrong Jan 2009 TDU

The French anti-doping agency (AFLD) will provide American federal investigators with Lance Armstrong's urine samples from the 1999 Tour de France. Armstrong allegedly used Erythropoietin (EPO) to win that year's race, his first of seven victories.

"The AFLD will meet America's request for legal assistance," AFLD boss Bruno Genevois told Le Monde, according to the AFP. "The process has only just begun."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.